March 4, 2015

Learning Goal: Analyse key similarities and differences in the experiences of new immigrants in present-day Canada and in Canada between 1890 and 1914 (B 1.1)

Canadian Museum of History: THE LAST BEST WEST Advertising for Immigrants to Western Canada, 1870-1930

Power Point on Immigration

Immigrate to Canada (2015)

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Video (2015)

February 18, 2015

Learning Goal: identify the economic, environmental, and social changes that occurred in the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush  (B 3.3)

Below is the link to the Mystery Quest. Students are to complete the tasks independently.
Mystery Quest: Impact of the Gold Rush

February 2, 2015 - (updated Feb 5, 2015)

There will be a geography test this coming Friday, February 6th. The test will consist of multiple choice and matching questions. The test will cover the following topics learned in class:

  • In what ways can the environment affect human settlement? (e.g., climate, landforms, soil type, vegetation, natural resources)
  • How might changes in the physical environment affect human settlement in the future? (e.g. the impact of rising sea levels on coastal cities as polar ice caps melt, increasingly violent tropical storms as a result of climate change)
  • What are the definitions of the following terms:  linear settlement pattern, scattered settlement pattern, clustered settlement pattern, population density, site, situation, latitude, longitude and urbanization
  • What are the natural and human factors that affect population density? (Hint: There are 6 in total)
  • In what ways can human settlement affect the environment? (e.g., water pollution from industry, air pollution from vehicles, deforestation and loss of habitat from expanding settlement)

To help prepare for the test, we will have a review in class on Wednesday, February 4th. I have added links to many of the videos and resources that we have used in class.

Documenting human environmental impacts through photography

Text: World Human Patterns

Latitude and Longitude

Human Settlements: Human Features

January 15, 2015

Homework: Watch the following videos and answer the questions on the handout.

Human Settlements - Physical Features

Factors Influencing the Site of a Settlement

Planning for Climate Change in the Cook Islands

December 1-5, 2014

Geography: Evolution of Human Settlement

Watch the video, and then answer the following questions below:
*All answers are to be written in complete sentences.

1. Do the majority of people in the world live in an urban or rural area?

2. How will this change over time? Where will most of this change happen?

3. How will cities need to change to accommodate this population growth?

4. What was an interesting fact you learned about the evolution of human settlement?

Learning Goal(s):

A 3.1 Identify factors leading to key events or developments that occurred in/or affected Canada between 1850 and 1890 (e.g., What was the significance of the Red River Resistance and the North-West Rebellion for First Nations and Métis people?)
A 3.4 Describe significant instances of conflict in Canada between 1850 and 1890 (e.g., the Red River Resistance, the North-West Rebellion, Louis Riel's trial)

A 3.5 Describe Louis Riel's contribution to Canadian heritage and Métis identity

Task: Louis Riel Bitstrip

Use Bitstrips to:
·         Create a comic-strip that tells the story of Louis Riel, including the actions he took to improve the lives of Métis in the West and his contribution to Confederation.
·         Demonstrate knowledge of: the Red River Resistance, the North-West Rebellion, and Riel’s trial

Link: Bitstrips for School

Assignment success criteria and log in information can be found on the handout given in class. 

Due Date: Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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